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Harlem Glory: A Fragment of Aframerican Life

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Written in the late 1940s but unpublished till now, this superb portrayal of Black life during the Great Depression and the New Deal is virtually a sequel to the classic Home to Harlem. Mckay's vivid, warm evocations of the omnipresent numbers racket, all-night jazz parties and the whole exuberant and cacophonous clash of social movements and ideologies - Black nationalism ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Charles Kerr (first published June 1st 1988)
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this is a hard book to find. it's put out by charles kerr press out of chicago, but not a lot of stores carry them. if you find it, it's definitely worth a read. it's very short, in part because claude mckay died before finshing it. i wish he would have finished it (it literally just ends) but the story and characters up to where it ends are very engaging. the story and the writing is very similar to james baldwin and i feel like baldwin must have read him.
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One wonders what this book could have been if finished. As is, it's a fascinating bridge between Harlem Renaissance writing and Ellison, Baldwin et al. The wry bitterness found throughout this book is not abrasive, but as envigorating as strong coffee.
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Became an American Citizen in 1940. Died in Chicago, Illinois.

Borned in Jamaica, he moved to the USA in 1912, where he became a pivotal figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
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